How Long Do All-Ceramic Crowns Last?
Your teeth are incredibly strong and can stand up to a significant amount of daily wear and tear. However, they are not indestructible. Your teeth perform many important tasks every single day. When your teeth are damaged, their ability to perform these tasks is greatly compromised, as is your oral health. Some damage can even impact the quality of your smile. Restoring damaged teeth is essential. At Raptou Family Dental, we can treat damaged teeth with all-ceramic crowns.
What is a Crown?
A crown is a restoration designed to treat damaged teeth or decayed teeth that cannot be treated with a filling. It resembles a cap in appearance and is made to cover the entire visible surface of the affected tooth, encasing it. It functions to hold a damaged tooth together, preventing further harm, preventing infections, and restoring its strength so that it can function normally.
Crowns can be made from many different materials, including metal, porcelain fused to metal, and all-ceramic. All ceramic crowns are one of the most popular choices. One of the biggest reasons for this is because they provide the greatest aesthetic results. Ceramic can be stained to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. It also reflects light in a similar manner to natural tooth enamel. Because of their natural appearance, all-ceramic crowns are perfect for treating damaged teeth near the front of your mouth. On average, all-ceramic crowns last about 15 years. With proper care, though, it is not uncommon to see them last up to 25 years or more.
What Can a Crown Treat?
Crowns can be used to treat some different issues.
Factors That Affect the Life of Your All-Ceramic Crown
While well-maintained all-ceramic crowns can last 25 years or more, there are many factors that can affect this lifespan. These factors include:
All-ceramic crowns are a highly effective treatment for restoring damaged or decayed teeth, improving your oral health and the quality of your smile. With proper care, your all-ceramic crowns can last for many years. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Raptou Family Dental today at (614) 427-0449.